Wednesday, July 15, 2015

At the Heart of the Deep by Carrie L Wells

Title: At the Heart of the Deep
Author: Carrie L Wells
Series: Falling in Deep
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Release Date: June 23, 2015
Oceanographer Luke McAllister races to figure out why the ocean depth is changing off Florida’s Treasure Coast. But before he and his crew discover what’s transforming the deep, he stumbles upon an even greater mystery. Leagues below the waves, he swear he sees…a mermaid?
Anya isn’t allowed to get close to humans. But when a golden-haired researcher gets too close to her island, she can’t afford to stay away.

Together, this unlikely pair will seek to discover what’s causing shifts in ocean floor. While their new alliance is forbidden, Anya will risk everything to save her beloved ocean. The only problem is, she’s not sure what’s really luring her in, her love of the sea or the tempest Luke has stirred in her heart. Either way, Anya knows that the dangers facing the sea are nothing compared to what will happen to her when her father learns she’s broken the merfolks’ most sacred law.

Can Anya and Luke discover what lurks at the heart of the deep before it’s too late?

I caught sight of his cut, thought a moment, and swam away. He floated there, treading water and wondering what would happen next. At that point, his face conveyed the pain in his side. I watched an intense sting replace what I knew of the original burning sensation of a coral abrasion, and the open wound spilled into the ocean at a steady pace.

Conceivably, I had underestimated the severity of the cut. Maybe the coral cut deeper than I thought. The blood clouded the water surrounding him, and now the problem remained of how to take the injured man across the reef without doing further damage. We still needed to cross at least two miles and climb a rocky beach. Or did we?

Before he had time to contemplate any other option, I approached him from below. I swam up to him slowly, and he did nothing. He didn’t dive to meet me or attempt to swim away. He hung vertically in the water, waiting.

He must have felt me before he could clearly see me. The water shifted as I neared, my physicality changing the flow of the ocean around me. He knew I was there, but he didn’t dive below. Was he afraid? Too hurt to move? Instead, he stayed still, moving as little as possible, allowing my approach, and keeping the blood loss at a minimum.

I moved below him and then up, along his body, until my head emerged from the inky blue water and he stared into my eyes. He let out a fast gasp and quickly sank below the surface.

What is your favorite mermaid story or myth?
Growing up in New England, it seems all stories were about the ocean. I know it is cliché, but I remember sitting on my grandmother’s porch, looking at the water, and wondering if Marina, the “real” little mermaid was actually out there. I guess she started it all for me.

What was the inspiration for your mermaid novella?
I spend a lot of time down in Vero Beach, FL where my sister lives, and since it is on the Treasure Coast there are plenty of stories about buried and found treasure. I wanted to mix pirates with mermaids, and while I didn’t quite do that here, this leads into the next book in my series, The Mark of the Mermaid, which does just that.

Cast your characters. If your novella was made into a movie, who would play your main characters?
Anya would be a Drew Barrymore type, independent and a bit silly. I could see her tripping in front of Luke and just laughing it off. Luke, well, I wrote him with the surfer version of Matthew McConaughey in mind. Focused and fun, at home in the water, and cut!

What was most challenging thing writing about mermaids?
The challenge was determining how much time to put them on land. It isn’t easy to offer mermaid human interaction in the middle of the ocean, so you need a plausible world where they walk on land.

Ursula or Ariel?
Ariel’s curiosity, but not her “sell my soul” naiveté.

What else should we know about your novella?
It’s my first! I have plenty more in the works, but I’m busy reveling in this one right now.

Author Bio:
Carrie L. Wells crosses genres, writing everything from newspaper editorials and textbooks to paranormal romance novellas. Her first fiction publication, The Heart of the Deep, will release in June 2015, followed by Playing with Magic in October 2015. A New England native, she spent her childhood on the beach and inland, fishing and dancing, before moving to Florida. And while she doesn’t tan, nothing keeps her from a walk on the beach.

Carrie earned her Master's degree in English with a minor in Psychology from Hardin-Simmons University and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida. With a love of chocolate, books, and her family, Carrie braves the world and chaos only children can bring. She currently lives in Florida with her fire-medic hubby and three children. She is an English instructor at Eastern Florida State College.


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Masquerade Submission by Carly O'Shea

Title: Masquerade of Submission
Author: Carly O'Shea
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: July 14, 2015
Caitlin was familiar with broken hearts, hers had been shattered years before. Unvoiced desires filled her, fear of rejection her constant companion, holding her back from the love she wanted desperately.

Gavin’s work was the solace filling the empty void in his heart. Except everyone in his life had found that one, except for him, and as each day ticked by he became more certain that his deep dark desires were never going to be met.

Two Masques…

One Chance….

Will they take it… or let forever slip through their hands…

Author Bio:
Carly O’Shea lives in the lush southern charm of Charleston, South Carolina with her family and two cats.  She was raised in the Pacific Northwest, before moving to the South East Coast as an adult, giving her a unique perspective that you can feel in her stories.  Carly brings life to the page through experiences in her own life as well as those that live in her dreams.  Having lived a very full life, on a path that was all but typical, she has experienced joys and sorrows that show through her work.


AMAZON AU  /  B&N  /  iTUNES  /  ARe

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Torn by Love by CA Harms

Title: Torn by Love
Author: CA Harms
Series: Scarred #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 14, 2015
Lily’s life was anything but easy.
Losing their father unexpectedly, and a mother that left long ago…
Is was always her and her brother against the world.

Until she met Tanner Parks her life was basic…
Uneventful but simple.

He was the unattainable bad boy…
Just out of reach yet Lily longed for him desperately.

He was fowl mouthed and cocky.
He was demanding and arrogant.

But he was exactly what Lily needed…
He made her stronger.
He gave you the drive to keep her head above water, when everything was falling apart around her.

     “You sure you’re ready for Grandma Edna and her meddling?” I asked as I led Lily up my parents’ driveway. Everyone was here with the exception of Zander and Riley, who was still ordered to stay off her feet. She was chomping at the bit to get out, but Zander wasn’t budging. She was even willing to come see Grandma, which should tell everyone just how bored she truly was. No one willingly came to our Sunday brunches, not when Edna was involved.
     “I’m fine, Tanner. She can’t be that bad.”
     I could only shake my head and wrap my arm around her shoulders just a little tighter. Poor girl had no idea what she was about to walk into.
     I heard her nagging the moment I entered the house.
     “The way you boys mistreat your bodies, I just can’t get over it. Mason at least only has one tattoo.” Grandma always found a way to tell us we were doing everything wrong.
     “Nope, got four. Three are just in places I only allow Kelly to enjoy,” Mason clarified.
     “Don’t forget about his piercings. He has a couple of those.” Max had found a way to keep the attention off himself. “What piercings?” my mother and Granny E said in unison.
     “Another place only Kelly is allowed to enjoy.” Mason seemed so refined and straitlaced. No one would expect him to have his junk pierced. Now the secret was out.
     “Max, I would expect it from you or even Tanner, but Mason?” my mother announced. We had just rounded the corner, and Lily snickered at her comment.
     “What the hell?” I asked. “I’m not even here sixty seconds and somehow I’m already being talked about.”
     My mom smiled as she stood from the couch and pulled me in for a hug. “What took you so long?” she asked.
     I tilted my head to the side, motioning to Lily. “Lil couldn’t decide what to wear. I told her she     looked beautiful in anything, but she didn’t believe me.” Lily had finally decided on a pale blue dress, which brought out the color of her eyes. It was conservative and covered entirely too much in my opinion, but I knew she was worried about her first impression on Granny.
     My mother’s gaze shifted to Lily. “Well hello, sweetheart, I’m glad you’re here,” she said as she hugged her. I loved how accepting and welcoming my mother was. She was an amazing woman.
     I looked up just in time to see my grandma analyzing Lily from across the room. Her eyes softened from their usual judgmental haze. She took a few steps in our direction, and I held my breath, praying, hoping she’d keep her judgments to herself. I was more than positive I would not be able to hold my tongue if she said something out of line.
     “Who is this beautiful young woman?”
     Well suck me dry. I think I heard someone quietly whisper, “What the fuck?” I was sure it came from one of my brothers.
     “I’m Edna, honey, and what’s your name?’ she asked Lily.
     I think Lil was just as shocked as everyone else. I had prepped her for the cranky version of Granny. Nowhere in that conversation had I mentioned the woman that now stood before us.
     The room was full of open-mouthed, mesmerized, yet confused people.
     “Lily.” Her shaky voice came out barely above a whisper.
     “Well, Lily, it is nice to meet you. Come with me. Let’s go get us some tea.” She hooked her arm through
     Lily’s and led her toward the kitchen.
     Silence set in as we all watched the two of them walk away. Lily never looked back. In fact, you could hear her soft laughter as they stepped out of sight.
     “You remind me a lot of myself when I was younger,” Edna said, her voice fading down the hall.
     Ah, hell no, Lily was nothing like Granny. She was sweet and kind. So far from Edna and her bat-shit crazy ways.
     “Dude,” Max grunted. “Your girl has tamed the crazy ol’ lady. That thought should scare the shit out of you.”
     Everyone including my father was shocked. Shit like that never happened. Granny E never found anyone she didn’t have some sort of complaint about.

Author Bio:
I enjoy happy endings in my love stories. Loving those scenes that give it the needed angst and heat to keep you hooked and wanting more. Just enough drama to make her heart race and your stomach flutter. I haven't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently I have taken on a new liking and now I am addicted to Romance Novel.

I am a Limitless Publishing Author and love sharing my stories with my great fans. Feedback is great and I really enjoy interacting with my readers.
I live in Illinois and enjoy spending time with my husband and two children.
You will always find me with my kindle or paperback in hand as it is my favorite pass time.

And I never leave home without a small notebook. You never know when an idea for a new story will strike.


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